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Solutions / Database Engineer - (Apache/Postgres) (Austin, TX)

Company: CDK Global
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Power the Possibilities
The CDK Global technology team is looking for collaborative innovators who are passionate about making their mark on emerging enterprise software products. We're building and developing cloud technology for the automotive retail industry
that will change the landscape for automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the customers they serve.

Be Part of Something Bigger
Each year, more than three percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is attributed to the auto industry, which flows through our customer, the auto dealer. It's time you joined an evolving marketplace where research and development
investment is measured in the tens of billions. It's time you were a part of something bigger.

We're expanding our workforce - engineers, architects, developers and more - onboarding early adopters who can optimize, pivot and keep pace with ever-evolving development roadmaps and applications.

Join Our Team
Growth potential, flexibility and material impact on the success and quality of a next-gen, enterprise software product make CDK an excellent choice for those who thrive in challenging, fast-paced engineering environments.
The possibilities for impact are endless. We have exceptional opportunities to evolve our industry by driving change through new technology.

If you're ready for high-impact, you're ready for CDK.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing complex business and software requirements leading to the selection and implementation of appropriate technical solutions.
  • Ensuring the software and development requirements align to the defined public cloud infrastructure service standards
  • Ensure architecture, process, standards and best practice documentation is current
  • Work with internal groups such as Development, Product, QA, Sales as needed to design and encourage standardization, best practice and service take-up.
  • Optimizing and tuning designs based on performance and root cause analysis
  • Analysis of existing solutions alignment to infrastructure standards and providing feedback to both evolve and mature the solution.
  • Utilizing your experience and skillset to influence and guide the Infrastructure Services Roadmap
    • In depth knowledge on usage and architectural best practices on the following:
      • Architectural considerations and implementations of Microsoft SQL Server
      • Architectural considerations and implementations of Oracle Databases
      • Architectural considerations and implementations of Postgres Databases
      • Architectural considerations and implementations of NoSQL Databases
      • Architectural considerations and implementations of AWS RDS offerings
      • Best practices in data protection and recovery
        • Disaster Recovery and Data Replication best practices
        • Backup and restore
        • Architecting for performance based on application requirements
        • Licensing approaches per the database provider and including licensing constraints in the architecture of the database platforms
        • Collaboration with Operations to consider architectural and design modifications needed to drive database and application stability
        • Broad understanding/experience, usage and architectural best practices of AWS/public cloud technologies:
          • EKS
          • RDS
          • Lambda
          • Load Balancing (ALB/ELB)
          • EC2
          • EBS
          • S3
          • Service Meshes
          • VPC and Availability Zone architectures
          • AWS Identity and Access Management
          • Broad understanding/experience across full stack infrastructure technologies
            • Containerization Solutions (Docker, Kubernetes)
            • DevOps processes and tooling
            • Hypervisor (VMware) and Virtualization technologies
            • Message queuing, data streaming and caching solutions
            • Micro-service architecture
            • Networking principles and concepts
            • Experience of working within an Infrastructure team utilizing Private/Public/Hybrid cloud models
            • In depth knowledge of server based operating systems (Windows/Linux) and Web Services (IIS, Apache)
            • Strong analytical and presentation/communication skills
            • Experience of designing, optimizing and troubleshooting public cloud platforms associated with large, complex application stacks
            • Have clear and concise communication and be comfortable working with at all levels in the organization
            • Effective at both collaboration and negotiation with internal stakeholders.
            • Capable of managing and prioritize multiple projects with competing resource requirements and timelines
              • Years of Experience:
                • 10 yrs+ working in an IT Infrastructure related role along with associated design experience.
                • 3 yrs+ working in the AWS public cloud environment
                • AWS Architect certification (associate or professional) preferred along with hands on experience of designing and managing AWS cloud solutions.
                • Preferred experience with Infrastructure as code (CloudFormation, Terraform)
                • Previous experience working as a either a Technical Architect, Solutions Architect, Technical Design Authority or Solutions Designer would be preferred
                • Database certifications preferred Location: Hoffman Estates IL, Austin TX

                  CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work. You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well. All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.
                  At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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